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EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of the U.S. and… Read More

Industrial Hemp Virtual Workshop Now Available

Interested in learning more about industrial hemp production in Florida? On Monday, January 11 the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Program launched a virtual workshop aimed at updating Floridians on the latest industrial hemp research conducted across UF/IFAS. The virtual… Read More

EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Hops, a growing specialty crop in Florida, are most well-known for their contributions to beer.  Hop plants are often reproduced using vegetative techniques, but micropropagation is becoming more popular due to an increased production rate. In this EDIS… Read More

EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Humulus lupulus, or hops, are most commonly known for their role in the production of beer. While a majority hops produced in the United States is in the Northwest, hops have potential as a specialty crop in Florida…. Read More

Brian Pearson Wins Teaching Scholar Honors from NACTA

Brian Pearson, assistant professor of landscape, ornamental and protected crop management in the department of environmental horticulture at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), won the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s Teaching Scholar award at… Read More